Preventing Accidents at Work
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Preventing Accidents at Work

Safety management in various fields is an interest of mine. The industrial field tends to have more accidents than most other types of job sites, so I’ve spent a lot of time learning about industrial accidents. How do they happen? Why do they happen? How do they affect employees, business owners, and clients? How do they impact the overall success of an industrial business? Some of the answers to these questions can be found in this blog. I started it to share the information that I’ve been collecting with people that are in my field of interest. If you work or own a business in the industrial field, knowing how to prevent accidents at work should be important to you. The information here can help you learn how to be more proactive in preventing them.

Preventing Accidents at Work

Why Laser Cutting Through Rock Is So Useful

Henry Ellis

Laser cutting has so many useful applications that it is difficult to imagine how anyone got along without lasers before the modern era. Take the use of laser cutting rock. You could blast rock, you could excavate, pound, fracture, and smash rock. However, when you are attempting to carve lawn ornaments from rock, you need a much more precise tool; the laser. Here is why laser cutting through rock is as useful as it is.

Avoiding Fault Lines

The biggest problem with cutting any sort of rock is avoiding fault lines. It is rumored that Michelangelo went through several blocks of marble trying to carve out his "David" because he kept hitting a fault line in the marble by accident. Then his work would implode.

A similar thing happens to most rock, only nowadays it can be avoided by using a laser. You no longer get an entire rock face or cliff collapsing downward with a mis-hammering. Instead, you get carefully chiseled out bits of rock that help you remove the rock without setting off a rock slide.

Collecting Tiny Samples

If you are going to sample a rock, you do not want to send a five-pound chunk to a lab. It is much easier and less costly to send chips to a lab. Unfortunately, most construction vehicles and tools are not equipped to carve out little chip samples. The laser can.

Cutting Perfect Openings

So, you are staring down a rock face of some of the hardest stone known to man. Too bad it is not diamonds because that would be quite a find. Instead, this rock is just hard, and very difficult to cut. Still, you have to cut a tunnel through it to create a roadway through a mountain. You also have to be very careful to avoid a collapse of the tunnel under and through the mountain. Guess what? Lasers to the rescue again, carving a path through and leaving manageable debris in its wake is just one more reason to love the use of lasers for cutting rock.

Removing Rock Obstacles

In Alaska, tons of rock slide down the mountain paths and into the roadways every year. These are almost impassable if it were not for a trusty laser cutter. When you want to avoid more rock sliding down, and you want to clear the road, a laser cutter can slice up the biggest boulders and make it easier for construction vehicles to remove them without disturbing the rest of the pile.

To learn more, contact a company like J&E Metal Fabricators Inc